Lawsuit Claims Audi's Sunroofs Have Defective Drainage Systems

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Scott McCracken
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A poorly drawn blue box shows water damage to a car's headliner

There's a serious defect with VW Group's panomaric sunroofs. So a class-action lawsuits wants to know when are they going to do something about it? The NJ based suit says a difference in the expansion rate between the plastic water channels and steel reinforcement plates may cause stress cracks to occur at the edges of the reinforcement plates, more than wide enough to let water seep in.

Lawsuit Notes

  • Water inside the car is just plain bad. It can soak the headliner and can cause a dangerous amount of interior condensation while driving. Eventually it can cause mold too.
  • But worse than that? The lawsuit says the water can damage sensors and has even caused vehicles to suddenly brake in the middle of the road.
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Sunroof Leaks

Multiple defects with the sunroof drainage system are causing massive amounts of leak problems for Audi owners. The water is soaking headliners, creating unsafe amounts of condensation, and short circuiting sensitive electronic components.

Poorly drawn blue box outlining damage made to the headliner from rain leaking in through the sunroof.

Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 6 generations have a relationship to this story.

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  1. 1st Generation A1

    Years
    2012–2018
    Reliability
    N/A
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  2. 3rd Generation A3

    Years
    2013–2020
    Reliability
    35th of 39
    PainRank
    2.96
    Complaints
    33
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  3. 1st Generation Q2

    Years
    2017–2019
    Reliability
    35th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  4. 1st Generation Q3

    Years
    2015–2018
    Reliability
    25th of 39
    PainRank
    1.37
    Complaints
    4
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  5. 2nd Generation Q3

    Years
    2019–2020
    Reliability
    25th of 39
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  6. 3rd Generation TT

    Years
    2015–2020
    Reliability
    8th of 39
    PainRank
    0.15
    Complaints
    1
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